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Sales - Executive Update
May 2018


GM Sales Calls/CEIR Golf Tournament

Partnered with four of our hotel partners and met with nine association customers in Chicago market. Generated four leads including two Citywide leads totaling over 29,000 room nights. Participated in CEIR Golf Tournament at the Stonebridge Country Club in Aurora, IL with foursome that included hotel partner Adolphus Hotel and two customers from Chicago market.


HelmsBriscoe Annual Business Conference

VisitDallas met with 116 clients during the conference, which includes tradeshow, receiving 43 RFPs totaling 32,214 room nights.


IGLTA Annual Global Conference

VisitDallas was represented by Jay Marsh and Cheryl Richards at the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association Annual Convention. VisitDallas announced at the convention that Dallas is interested in bidding for the 2021 Annual Convention and will be working with the IGLTA staff on the bid process.


PCMA Visionary Awards

VisitDallas sponsored two tables that included customers, partners and staff. Dallas' very own, Carrie Freeman Parsons of Freeman, was honored as a Lifetime Achievement award – supplier.


MPI THCC Annual Awards Banquet & Silent Auction

VisitDallas was a sponsor of the MPI Texas Hill Country Chapter (Austin) Awards Banquet which gave the opportunity for the Austin Regional office to network with over 50 meeting planners.


TSAE Open 2018

The TSAE Open took place at TopGolf Austin where VisitDallas was a sponsor and hosted 12 key accounts on the Dallas teams while meeting with over 150 Association Executives.



Conducted 22 site visits with customers interested in hosting future meeting or conventions in Dallas.


Hotel occupancy

As of May 31, 2018, room occupancy for the city of Dallas during the month of May was 71.2 percent, up 2.3 percent when compared to the same month last year.